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Senji Tanaka

タナカ センジ | Senji Tanaka
Affiliation and department:
Job title: Associate Professor
Other affiliations (1):
  • Research and Education Center for Natural Sciences
Research field  (1): Philosophy and ethics
Research keywords  (1): Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology
Papers (14):
  • TANAKA SENJI. Rethinking the unification of biology: A critical examination of the Evolutionary Synthesis and a reflection on morphodynamics for unifying various approaches of biology. Morphologia. 2017. 39. 2-21
  • SUZUKI G. DAICHI, TANAKA SENJI. A phenomenological and dynamic view of homology: Homologs as persistently reproducible modules. Biological Theory. 2017. 12. 3. 169-180
  • TANAKA SENJI. Reconsidering the Theory of Punctuated Equilibria. Philosophy of Science. 2015. 48. 2. 75-91
  • TANAKA SENJI. Biological individuation: The cases of organisms and species. Philosophy. 2015. 134. 55-77
  • TANAKA SENJI, TAKAHASHI AKINORI. The biostratigraphic origin of the theory of punctuated equilibria. Proceedings of the CAPE International Workshops, 2012 (CAPE Studies in Applied Philosophy & Ethics Series, Vol.1). 2013. 1. 111-126
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MISC (7):
  • TANAKA SENJI. Book Review: Yuichi Amitani, "The Origin of Reason" (Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2017) ". Philosophy of Science. 2017. 50. 1/2. 137-140
  • TANAKA SENJI, AKINORI TAKAHASHI. Individuation in paleontology. Taiwan Conference on Scientific Individuation in the Physical, Biological and Experimental Sciences. 2014
  • TANAKA SENJI, SATO NAOKI. Can biological phenomena be explained by physics and chemistry?. Biological Science. 2013. 65. 1. 2-9
  • TANAKA SENJI. Animals and domestic ehics in 19th-century America. The Japanese Journal of the History of Biology. 2007. 78. 71-75
  • TANAKA SENJI. Miscellaneous thoughts of summer session: Monkeys in Arashiyama and primatology. The Japanese Journal of the History of Biology. 2007. 78. 88-90
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Books (9):
  • よくわかる哲学・思想
    ミネルヴァ書房 2019 ISBN:9784623084104
  • An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology
    Keiso Shobo 2016 ISBN:9784326102549
  • Moral Psychology
    Shunjusha 2016 ISBN:9784393323656
  • The Evolved Apprentice
    Keiso Shobo 2013 ISBN:9784326199648
  • Introduction to the Philosophy of Science: Readings and Discussions
    Keio University Press 2013 ISBN:9784766421026
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Lectures and oral presentations  (43):
  • Consciousness and organisms
    (第13回生物学基礎論研究会 2019)
  • コメントと総括
    (日本進化学会第21回大会 2019)
  • 細胞の意思:生命現象を理解するための擬人化手法の導入
    (日本動物学会関東支部第71回大会 2019)
  • 果てしない生物学基礎論の可能性と広い射程のその中で-理性の起源を問いなおす-
    (第11回生物学基礎論研究会シンポジウム「なぜ生物学が哲学の問題になるのか、あらためて考える」 2017)
  • The theory of evolution: From a viewpoint of philosophy of biology
    (第49回ゲーテ自然科学の集いシンポジウム「進化論という思想-ゲーテ形態学と生物学の哲学」 2016)
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Education (3):
  • 2005 - 2008 Kyoto University Graduate School of Letters Philosophy and History of Science
  • 2003 - 2005 Kyoto University Graduate School of Letters Philosophy and History of Science
  • 1999 - 2003 Kyoto University Faculty of Letters Philosophy and History of Science
Work history (13):
  • 2015/04/01 - 現在 Keio University Assistant Professor
  • 2015/04/01 - 2017/03/31 The University of Tokyo Lecturer (part-time)
  • 2014/04/01 - 2015/03/31 Showa no Mori School of Nursing Lecturer (part-time)
  • 2014/04/01 - 2015/03/31 Taisho University Lecturer (part-time)
  • 2014/04/01 - 2015/03/31 Tokyo City University Lecturer (part-time)
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Committee career (9):
  • 2018/04/01 - 現在 日本科学哲学会 編集委員
  • 2017/04/01 - 現在 科学基礎論学会 評議員
  • 2017/04/01 - 現在 科学基礎論学会 企画広報委員
  • 2017/04/01 - 現在 科学基礎論学会 編集委員
  • 2017/04/01 - 現在 慶應義塾大学 三田哲学会 幹事(会計)
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Awards (1):
  • 2013/11/02 - The Japanese Association for Philosophy of Science The Japanese Association for Philosophy of Science Promotion Award Microorganisms and essentialism: A critical examination of the homeostatic property cluster view of the species category
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